Find your current IP address and whether it is static or dynamic:

  1. Open Windows Start menu.
  2. Select Run. Type: command and click OK.
  3. At the blinking cursor, type: ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. Look for these entries near the end of the list:
    - Dhcp Enabled. No means your IP address is static. Yes means it is dynamic.
    - IP Address. This is your current IP address.
  5. To exit, at the blinking cursor, type: exit and press Enter.

If your current IP address is:

  • Static, then make note of the IP address. You need the IP address when you open ports in your router or firewall.
  • Dynamic, then assign a static IP address instead.

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